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Friends Honor Justice John Paul Stevens with the 2011 Wickersham Award

The following is a guest post by Matthew Braun, Legal Reference Specialist. The Friends of the Law Library of Congress honored retired Justice John Paul Stevens of the Supreme Court of the United States with the Friends’ 2011 Wickersham Award at a ceremony at the Library of Congress on Monday, June 13. The Wickersham Award […]

I’m Just A Bill

The old Schoolhouse Rock lesson “I’m Just a Bill” provides a quick introduction to the legislative process. However, there is more detailed information available through the Law Library of Congress on the legislative process. There is a Legislative Process page in THOMAS which contains links to very detailed guides: the House of Representatives’ “How Our […]

Memorial Day, 2011

Monday, May 30, 2011, is Memorial Day. As our sister blog, In the Muse, wrote last year, Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday in May. Memorial Day was originally established as Declaration Decoration Day in 1868, three years after the Civil War ended, as a time for the nation to decorate the graves […]

Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month

May is a busy commemorative month! Law Day was May 1st, while the entire month is dedicated to Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month and Jewish American Heritage Month. Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month is a month to celebrate and pay tribute to the contributions made by generations of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to American history, society […]

Law Library Celebrates Law Day 2011

The following is a guest post by Margaret Wood, Legal Reference Specialist in our Public Services Directorate. After the excitement over last week’s royal wedding (especially the dress) celebrating Law Day might strike one as slightly anticlimactic.  But annual Law Day celebrations and events mark a vital part of American society, culture and history. Law […]

Saudi Arabia: The Second Municipality Election in the Kingdom’s History

The following is a guest post by George Sadek, Senior Legal Information Analyst. In Saudi Arabia on April 23, 2011, individuals eligible to cast their votes in the municipality election will have the right to register themselves for inclusion in the voters’ election registration lists.  Half of the seats in the municipal councils across the […]

William and Kate Plus a Pre-nup?

With the marital celebrations of Prince William and Kate Middleton only a week away, the question flying around some people’s minds is whether Will and Kate have a pre-nuptial agreement (also known in England as a ‘marital property agreement‘) in place. The use of pre-nuptial agreements has not been widespread in England, due mainly to […]

Celebrate National Library Week

April 10-16, 2011, is National Library Week. This year’s theme is “Create your own story @ your library.” John Grisham is the Honorary Chair. April 12th was also National Library Workers Day . “First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country […]